progressive lebanon. five years later, hezbollah, iran's proxy and iran control lebanon. so that hope was dashed and the question, where does the rest of the arab country go to. where does iran go to, a non-arab country and started in tunisia, the ayatollah's regime stole the election, and millions walked into the streets and they were butchered quickly and silenced. there is a palpable yearning in the arab world and in the islamic world, in the middle east for this new beginning. i think most people, left to their own devices, you know, they'd opt for a genuine democracy, but they're not left to their own devices, the people with the guns and the people with the superior organization, they deprive them of their freedoms as they did in lebanon, as they did in iran. you know, we'd like to, i think we all would like to see a democracy. if democracy triumphs, we'll have peace because in a genuine democracy there's a public will. most people don't want their sons and daughters to go to battlefields, to die from bombardments, they don't want war, don't typically initiate wars, democracies.